Practice AreaSports & Entertainment

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The Sheehan Phinney Sports & Entertainment Group represents professional sports franchises, team owners and ownership groups, managers and management groups, as well as talent agencies, and individual athletes and coaches. We also represent a number of authors, musicians, filmmakers, television producers, and artists, and the investor groups, equity funds, financial institutions and other entities related to the fiscal affairs of these clients.

Several of our attorneys practicing in this group are published authors, musicians and artists, former athletes, or have extensive experience working with professional sports franchises, and as such, our extensive experience and industry knowledge allows us to provide informed representation and counsel on a wide variety of issues in this complex niche area.The wide array of legal services we provide in this area includes, but is not limited

The wide array of legal services we provide in this area includes, but is not limited to the purchase and sale of professional sports franchises, stadium financing, construction and naming rights, deal negotiation, vendor contracts, public-private partnerships, employment law issues, contract negotiation, television, film and publishing contracts, rights, and financing matters, site-selection and negotiation issues, representation of artistic works, venue and concert contracts and related issues, licensing brand integration and protection, as well as copyright, trademark contract and employment disputes related to sports and entertainment matters.